Leonor E Leider-Trejo

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BACKGROUND Neural stem cells are currently being investigated as potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and trauma. However, concerns have been raised over the safety of this experimental therapeutic approach, including, for example, whether there is the potential for tumors to develop from transplanted stem cells. METHODS AND(More)
The chemokine stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and its receptor CXCR4 participate in the retention of normal hematopoietic stem cells within the bone marrow (BM) and their release into the circulation. Homing and engraftment of human stem cells in immunodeficient mice are dependent on cell surface CXCR4 expression and the production of BM SDF-1, which(More)
The inflammatory chemokines CCL2 (MCP-1) & CCL5 (RANTES) and the inflammatory cytokines TNFα & IL-1β were shown to contribute to breast cancer development and metastasis. In this study, we wished to determine whether there are associations between these factors along stages of breast cancer progression, and to identify the possible implications of these(More)
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) have been suggested to play a role in causing cognitive and behavioral impairments. In the present study we investigated the pathogenic potential of aPL by intracerebro-ventricular (ICV) administration of immunoglobulins (IgG) from patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). IgG, purified from the sera of four APS(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of the chemokine CCL5, considered as a promalignancy factor in breast cancer, in predicting breast cancer progression and to evaluate its ability to strengthen the prognostic significance of other biomarkers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The expression of CCL5, alone and in conjunction with(More)
OBJECT Pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs) are the largest group of central nervous system neoplasms in children. Although these tumors are generally benign, 5 to 10% of patients with pediatric LGGs present with leptomeningeal dissemination. The genetic and biological nature of these tumors is poorly understood. The authors looked for certain molecular(More)
Breast cancer progression is promoted by stromal cells that populate the tumors, including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). The activities of CAFs and MSCs in breast cancer are integrated within an intimate inflammatory tumor microenvironment (TME) that includes high levels of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Impaired mucosal barrier, cytokine imbalance, and dysregulated CD4(+) T cells play important roles in the pathogenesis of experimental colitis and human inflammatory bowel disease. Immunostimulatory DNA sequences (ISS-DNA) and their synthetic oligonucleotide analogs (ISS-ODNs) are derived from bacterial DNA, are potent activators of innate(More)
Rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, is commonly being used to treat indolent and aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rituximab is considered a relatively safe drug, but recently, severe and fatal adverse effects related to this drug have been reported. In this regard, we report an 80-year-old patient with follicular grade 3(More)
OBJECTIVE This pilot double-blind randomized study evaluated the efficacy of 780-nm laser phototherapy on the acceleration of axonal growth and regeneration after peripheral nerve reconstruction by polyglycolic acid (PGA) neurotube. BACKGROUND DATA The use of a guiding tube for the reconstruction of segmental loss of injured peripheral nerve has some(More)